LGBT Religious Archives Network News

Newsletter #79: November 10, 2010

This month's news:

  1. December 1 Deadline for LGBT Religious History Award
  2. Other Calls for Papers
  3. Recent Deaths of LGBT Religious Leaders
  4. LGBT-RAN on Facebook
  5. News from LGBT Archives

1.  December 1 Deadline for LGBT Religious History Award

The deadline is approaching for submissions for the 2010-11 LGBT Religious History Award. Scholars and researchers wishing to be considered for this year's award must submit their papers by December 1, 2010.  LGBT-RAN's scholarly award, now in its sixth year, is the only one given for outstanding research and writing in the subject area of LGBT religious or spiritual history. You can find information about past honorees and their papers here. More details as well as submissions guidelines for the 2010-11 Award can be found here.

2.  Other Calls for Papers

The Committee on LGBT History invites submissions for its John Boswell and Joan Nestle Prizes in 2011. The John Boswell Prize is for an outstanding book on LGBTQ history published in 2009 or 2010. The Joan Nestle Undergraduate Prize is for an outstanding paper on LGBTQ history written by an undergraduate student in 2009 or 2010. Deadline for submission is December 31, 2010.  You can find more details here.
LGBTQ Studies: Toward Trans/national Scholarly and Activist Kinships, An International Conference that convenes in Madrid, Spain, from July 3-5, 2011, is inviting papers to be submitted by December 15, 2010.  Click here for more details.
Lesbian Lives 2011 Conference, "Revolting: Bodies, Politics and Genders," convening February 11-12, 2011, at the University of Brighton, UK, is inviting papers to be submitted by November 26, 2010. Click here for more details.

3.  Recent Deaths of LGBT Religious Leaders

The Rev. Elder Jean White, long-time pastor and leader in the Metropolitan Community Church in the UK, died this past Monday, November 8th.
LGBT-RAN recently learned of the death of Archbishop George Hyde on May 4, 2010.  Hyde founded one of the first known LGBT-affirming congregations in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1946.
In honoring the lives and work of these and other leaders of LGBT religious and spiritual movements, let us resolve to preserve the voices, stories and records of many other leaders in the final years of their lives.

4.  LGBT-RAN on Facebook

Join the almost 1,000 fans and friends of LGBT-RAN on Facebook by visiting us here.  As you sign on to support and keep in touch with LGBT-RAN's ground-breaking work, you will  receive a weekly DID YOU KNOW? statement that highlights someone in LGBT religious or spiritual history.  The November 8, 2010, posting was:
DID YOU KNOW...this Episcopal priest was born 94 years ago today and became Canon of Christ Cathedral in Hartford, Conn. in 1948. Beginning in the 1960s he initiated and supported many different ministries and services with persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and served on national study teams addressing these concerns.

5.  News from LGBT Archives

The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives recently announced their partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) Libraries to provide a permanent home for the ONE's extensive collections. These collections have been housed on the USC campus for more than a decade. This new agreement makes the ONE collections a permant part of the USC Libraries, to ensure both long-term preservation and growth. You can find more details in this  press release from ONE.
The Rainbow History Project in Washington, D.C. will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special event on November 16, 2010.  You can find more details about this celebration here.

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